The Class of 1917
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THE MUSE CLUB
THE YEAR-BOOK OF THE STUDENTS OF ST. MARY'S SCHOOL
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Saint Mary's School Library
Things that we have loved stay by us
Though months, nay years, shall steal away:
Wistaria, ivy, grove and Chapel,
Friends and duties, loiterings, play.
Then in our hearts' most secret places
We'll ever find well guarded there
A home for thee, oh dear St. Mary's,
Alma Mater, loved and fair.
So may for us these pictured pages
Bring before us when we ponder
These dear days of life together.
Days so bright with faith and wonder;
Those long hours we spent in idling.
And the work time swiftly passed,
Something of their charm and fragrance
May within this volume last.
E. W. T.
MISS FRANCES RANNEY BOTTUM
LOYAL DAUGHTER OF ST. MARY'S
INSPIRING TEACHER, ENDEARING COMRADE, FAITHFUL FRIEND
THIS NINETEENTH VOLUME OF THE MUSE
IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED BY THE
FOR THE ST. MARY'S GIRLS OF 1917
MISS FRANCES RANNEY BOTTUM
Graduate of St. Mary's, Class of 1912
Teacher of Science
Adviser of the Alpha Rho Literary Society
Illustrator of The Muse
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(Tune: "Believe Me if All Those En
■ing Young Charms")
St. Mary's! wherever thy daughters may be
They love thy high praises to sing.
And tell of thy beauties of campus and tree
Around which sweet memories cling;
They may wander afar, out of reach of thy name,
Afar, out of sight of thy grove,
But the thought of St. Mary's aye kindles a flame
Of sweet recollections and love.
Beloved St. Mary's! how great is our debt!
Thou hast cared for thy daughters full well;
They can never thy happy instructions forget.
Nor fail of thy virtues to tell.
The love that they feel is a heritage pure;
An experience wholesome and sweet.
Through fast rolling years it will grow and endun
Be a lamp and a guide to their feet.
May the future unite all the good of thy past
With the best that new knowledge can bring.
Ever onward and upward thy course! To the last
Be thou steadfast in every good thing.
Generations to come may thy fair daughters still
Fondly think on thy halls and thy grove
And carry thy teachings— o'er woodland and hill-
Of earnestness, wisdom, and love.
H. E. R. IVIS
The Anniversary Year
The Seventy-fifth Year of St. Mary si
The Fiftieth Year of "Miss Katie" at St. Mary's!
The Twentieth Year of the Church Ownership of St. Marys!
The Tenth Year of the Present Rectorship!
Truly this has been in the history of St. Mary's a very year of Anniversaries, and in the Anniversary Cele-
bration on May 1 1-12 we have tried to do honor to the occasion.
The Anniversary Celebration
In the Anniversary Celebration, following the spirit of St. Mary's rather than the more formal arrange-
ment usual in colleges on such anniversaries, chief stress was laid on the welcoming back of the Old Girls by the
St. Mary's girls of the present, and the entertainment was largely an attempt to revive in all St. Mary's Girls the
recollections of the scenes of their St. Mary's and make them realize themselves an ever integral part of the
The program was the following:
FRIDAY, MAY II
8:30 p. m. In the Auditorium. Bishop Cheshire. President of the Board of Trustees, presiding. Ad-
dresses by Dr. W. S. Currell. President of the University of South Carolina, and by Miss Emilie Watts McVea.
St. Mary's, '84. President Sweetbrier College.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
8:00 a. m. In the Chapel. Celebration of the Holy Communion (with music). The Rector, celebrant.
10:30 a. m. In the Auditorium. Student Literary Exercises. Brief historical speeches by representa-
tives of the Literary Societies, and announcement of the winners in the Inter-society Competition for the best
original St. Mary's essay, story and verses, with the reading of the winning contributions.
2:00 p. m. In Clement Hall. The Rector, toastmaster. Alumnae Luncheon in the Dining Room, fol-
lowed by brief after-luncheon speeches.
5:00 p. m. In the Grove. Anniversary Festival. Miss Thomas, Mistress of Ceremonies. A St. Mary's
pageant, with the entire School participating, with procession reviewed by the visitors at the outdoor stage in
the grove near the South Walk and the special features staged at that point.
8:30 p. m. In the Auditorium. The Chorus Class, under the direction of Mr. Owen, in a presentation of
Gilbert and Sullivan's opera, "Patience."
This was the Third Anniversary Celebration on a large scale in the history of St. Mary's.
On June 5-9, 1892, at the Commencement Season, in the later years of Dr. Bennett Smedes. the Fiftieth
Anniversary of the School was celebrated.
On April 20, 1910, the Hundredth Anniversary of the birth of Dr. Aldert Smedes. the Founder, was fit-
tingly observed at the School, with a large attendance of visiting alumnae, who were entertained in the School
REV. ALDERT SMEDES. D.D.. 1810-1877
Founder (1842) and First Rector (1842-1877) of St. Mary's School
At the time of the death of Dr. Smedes a tribute was paid to his memory by the Bishop in these words:
"I take this occasion to express publicly, as my judgment, that Dr. Smedes accomplished more for the advance-
ment of the Church in this Diocese, and for the promotion of the best interests of society within its limits, than
any other man who ever lived In it. Under his care, and very much as the result of his intelligence, his firmness
and his tender affection for them, there went out from St. Mary's School. Raleigh, every year a number of young
girls who, in culture, in refinement, and still more in elevation of moral and religious character, would compare
favorably with the pupils of any other institution in this country. He knew not only how to teach, but how to
govern, and to make himself honored as well as loved; and to constrain his pupils to feel that the years spent
under his care were at the same time the happiest and most useful of their lives. He has gone to his reward,
but his work remains, and will remain from generation to generation." (Haywood's "Bishops of North Caro-
lina," page 193.)
The Seventy-fifth Anniversary
It was on May 12th, 1842, that Rev. Aldert Smedes first threw open the doors of St. Mary's for the recep-
tion of students, and except for the vacation periods, those doors have been (at least figuratively) continuously
open, the War Between the States, with all its hardships, having caused no interruption in the work of St. Mary's.
The facts of the history of the School are published in many other places. The reproduction of the first
advertisement of the School will here serve to take our thoughts "across the years.''
THE FIRST ADVERTISEMENT OF ST. MARY'S
(Early in the year 1S42 Dr. Smedes issued a circular announcement of the approaching opening of what was to
be St. Mary's, though without mentioning a name for the school. Thi a same announcement appeared in the papers
of that time. This circular follows.)
The Rev. ALDERT SMEDES, of the City of New York, designs to open a School for Young Ladies, in
the City of Raleigh, N. C on the 12th day of May next.
This Institution is to furnish a thorough and elegant Education, equal to the best that can be obtained
in the City of New York, or in any Northern School.
The School Buildings, situated in a beautiful and elevated Oak grove, furnish the most spacious accomo-
dations. The Dormitories are separated into Alcoves, for two Young Ladies each, of a construction to secure
privacy and at the same time a free circulation of air.
Every article of furniture is provided by the School, except bedding (beds will be furnished) and towels.
TERMS. — For Board (including washing and every incidental expense), with Tuition in English, Latin,
&c, $100 per Session, payable in advance.
The Extra charges will be for French. Music, Drawing, Painting, and Ornamental Needle-work, at the
usual prices of the Masters. There will be no other extra charge.
Pupils will be admitted at any age desired.
No Pupil, except by a written request of the Parent or Guardian to the Rector of the School, will be allowed
to have an account at any Store or Shop in the City. A disregard of this prohibition will be followed by an
immediate dismission from the school.
Day-Scholars will be received from such Parents or Guardians as reside in the place.
The year will be divided into two terms of five months each. The former commencing, after the first term
on the 15th of May. and terminating on the 15th of October. The latter commencing on the 20th of Novem-
ber and terminating on the 20th of April.
(Then follows a long list of references. etc.|
M U! S E
"Constant as the Northern Star.
Of whose true, fix'd and resting quality
There Is no fellow in the firmament."
To Miss Katie
To long for truth, to try to realize
The highest that we see — that is the noblest
Living, and that, dear friend, in all these years
Your high sincerity, your love of love.
Your hatred of deceit and scorn of all pretense
Have helped us to desire.
Thinking of you.
We know that love and truth are real,
That God and good are the eternal verities.
Noisy ambition, hard won fame, the wish
For recognition even of worthy work.
Beside these vital truths fade into nothingness.
To do good, and to distribute of your love
And of your strength to them that need, that
Has been your life. And with such service.
God is pleased.
EmilieW. McVea. 1900.
Miss Kate McKimmon. known affectionately as
"Miss Katie" to all St. Mary's girls, is this year
rounding out a half century of devoted service to
Entering as a little girl in 1867. from pupil she
became teacher, and has continued her teaching
without interruption since, being now in charge of
the Primary School.
As "Dormitory Mother" she won the hearts of
her girls for many years, and her work for and in
the Chapel has been a very special part of her.
Unreconstructed Southerner but loyal American,
whole hearted in her devotion to School and to
Church, St. Mary's would hardly seem St. Mary's
without "Miss Katie."
Miss McVea paid tribute to her in th<
published above on her fiftieth birthday.
THE CHAPEL IN THE '60s
(From the drawing by Miss Liddell)
Three Scenes from the Life of St. Mary's
Katharine P. Drane. 18. i A
(The Winning Sketch in the Anniversary Contest)
The Opening of St. Mary's
ON THE 12th of May, 1842, a bright sunshiny morning. Rev. Aldert Smedes threw
open the doors of St. Mary's for the first day of school. The opening service was
held in the parlor, and we can imagine the scene that took place: Rev. Aldert
Smedes, tall, graceful and impressive, stood before a little band of thirteen boarding pupils
and about an equal number of day scholars, with those who were to help him in his work
Madame Clement, Miss Maria Thompson, Miss Long, and Mr. and Mrs. Brandt and
led them in a short service, the first service at St. Mary's. Think of the services that have
taken place since that May morning so long ago! And does it not make you love and
admire the earnest man who had faith to undertake the establishment of a Church School
for girls, thus making it possible for the many things which St. Mary's has done and stood
for is doing and standing for?
As no records have been preserved of the happenings of the first weeks of the life of
the School, we have to pass over them, but not without imagining to ourselves that per-
haps, after all, those thirteen little girls did and felt very much as we ourselves did and
felt our first weeks at St. Mary's. For who can look back to that first week without
recalling the strangeness of everything, and the times when those big lumps just would
come up in the throat at the thought of home? Still, the work of St. Mary's had begun,
and, in the years that followed, Dr. Smedes succeeded in establishing the School on a
firmer and firmer basis.
Leaves from My Diary . -,,„,-.
August 3, 1863.
Father and 1 have just reached St. Mary's after a long and tiresome journey. We
left our home in Salisbury early day before yesterday morning. As we were to drive to
Salem in our carriage, mother decided to go that far with us: for it was at Salem that we
were to take the coach. It was a long trip, but I was glad every minute of it, and the end
of it came too soon when I had to tell mother good-bye. We did not have much time
to wait, as the stage was about ready to leave. They stored my trunk away in the boot,
and father and I climbed in. It was fun at first, but I soon grew weary of looking out
of the window and amused myself by reading about those funny Fezziwigs in "Pickwick
Papers.'' We reached Durham station and father told me that our journey was almost
finished. We finally reached Raleigh and rode out to St. Mary's in the Yarborough
omnibus. Father left me right after we got there, and how hard it was to tell him
good-bye! I tried not to cry: but I don't know when I shall see him again, as' he re-
turns to join his company tomorrow.
RIGHT REVEREND JOSEPH BLOUNT CHESHIRE. D.D.
Bishop of North Carolina
President of the Board of Trustees of St- Mary's
and Chairman of the Executive Committee
August 4, I8t>3.
I slept in a long room last night with many little beds in it. I have met Dr. Smedes
and I love him already. Miss Evertson scares me most to death, and she is so strict
and sarcastic! But I saw one girl run up and sit on her knee, so maybe she won't be so
stern after I know her. I went to classes today, and I am going to work hard!
August 15, 1863.
I have been so busy that I have not had time to write in my diary for a long time.
This afternoon we sewed and knitted for the soldiers of "The Ellis Light Artillery," and
we are going to do it every Saturday afternoon. I am learning to knit and I am getting
on finely. I dropped only ten stitches this afternoon!
October 20, 1863.
Isn't it funny how you get used to things? If I had thought at the beginning of
this dreadful war that the time would come when I would possess but three dresses, with
two of them homespun and the other calico, why, I think I should have died right then
and there. But we girls are just as happy as if we had on silks and satins. We lead an
uneventful life, but we do have a good time. Every afternoon we play ball in the grove
at recess, and we get so hot and mussed up that Madame always scolds us when we rush
breathless into French recitation, which comes directly after recess. None of us ever
thinks about grumbling when we have sorghum and bread time and again. Why, if it is
good enough for Dr. and Mrs. Smedes to eat and they are two of the best people in the
world — I know that we should be glad to eat it. And sorghum tastes mighty good at
those candy stews Mrs. Smedes has.
October 23, 1863.
One of the girls told me that Mildred Lee, daughter of our beloved Robert E. Lee,
is coming tomorrow. I know we shall hear lots of interesting things from her. Betty
Meade told Miss Evertson that she was coming, and all she said was, "Suppose she does
come, she's no more than an ordinary mortal like the rest of us." But, anyhow, I know
I shall be proud to be with her. And Mrs. Jefferson Davis, who has been here all summer
with her four children, is expecting to leave soon. People come from far and near to
receive the warm hospitality which Dr. Smedes so kindly offers.
July 20. 1864.
Never shall I forget this Sunday. Yesterday we knew that a fierce battle was raging,
and lots of the girls had near relatives in the army. Our dear Dr. Smedes's son, Edward,
was with the forces engaged in battle. This morning, right before the end of service,
when Dr. Smedes was pronouncing the benediction, a messenger appeared at the door of
the Chapel. We all guessed that he had brought bad news as we marched out of the
Chapel. Madame Gouye went to the messenger and got the telegram from him, sending
it to Dr. Smedes by his little daughter. Soon we learned that the telegram announced
that Edward Smedes had been killed in the battle. How brave our Rector has been
through all his sadness! This is the second of his sons to die for the Cause.
THE REV. GEORGE WILLIAM LAY. D.C.L..
Filth Rector of St. Mary's, 1907 -
In whose Rectorship the Wings and Clement Hall have been built and the School has reached the
enrollment in its seventy-five years.
Apnl 14, 1865.
Oh, I am so scared, and I want to go home! Those horrid old Yankees are camped
right out in our grove! I don't know what they will do to us. I saw one of the soldiers
walking around, and I just walked up to him and I told him what I thought of him for
coming up here and scaring us so.
St. Mary's School, Raleigh. N. C, April 26, 1883.
My Dear Little Daughter: —I am enjoying my visit to your sister Elizabeth very
much, and I wish that you could be here with me.
When I arrived last Friday Elizabeth was very glad to see me, but her mind seemed
to be very preoccupied. 1 at last found out that she was thinking of the dreaded abstract
of the Friday's Chapel address that she had to write. When she finished that I thought
everything would be all right, but she told me that the most trying event of the whole
week took place on Friday afternoon, when they had the "reading-out." I decided to
slip in quietly and observe the "reading-out." All of the teachers and students assem-
bled in the School Room; the teachers sat on the platform in the front of the room. One
by one they rose, and read out the week's honor roll; and you will be glad to know that
Elizabeth's name was read out by all her teachers.
Yesterday afternoon it was very cool, it almost felt like a day in early winter -and I
wish you could have been here to see the funny sight of Walking Hour. When the bell
rang girls came running from the Rocks and Main Building, and every girl had on a
shawl! Red shawls, blue shawls, gray shawls every kind and color of shawl imaginable.
They walked up and down all around the Grove, and they looked like so many nuns in
their long shawls, — but nuns would not have on such gaily colored wraps, would they?
1 happened to be down near the gate, and a man, evidently a stranger in Raleigh, stopped
and politely asked if this were the Insane Asylum!
Rising bell rings at six o'clock and we have dinner at half-past three. I know you
would like the way we have luncheon at noon. The girls all file down to the store room
in a long procession, and there they find four big waiters, two filled with apples and two
filled with piles of crackers, three in each pile; then the housekeeper hands an apple and
three crackers to each girl, and, as a rare treat, there is cheese to go with the crackers.
Then the girls may go out to the grove if they choose and eat lunch with their "chums."
Elizabeth rooms in Miss Kate McKimmon's Dormitory. The girls call the Dormi-
tory "McKimmonsville," and they do have so much fun.
You and Aunt Nancy can fix up a box and send it to surprise Elizabeth. "Getting
boxes" is one of the very best things that can happen to a school girl, and the bigger the
box, the better it is.
With a heart full of love for my little girl,
THE CONFIRMATION GROUP IN THE PARLOR
The plate from which this photograph of the "Confirmation Group" is reproduced is furnished the Muse
through the courtesy of Mr. Marshall DeLancey Haywood. It is used in his book, " The Bishops of North
Carolina," where he says of the picture:
"About the year 1844, the Reverend Aldert Smedes. D.D.. Rector of Saint Mary's School at Raleigh,
engaged William Hart to paint a full length portrait of Bishop Ives. This portrait (which still hangs in the
parlor at St. Mary's) represents him in the act of administering the rite of confirmation to a class of four girls."
It will be remembered that it was Bishop Ives who first interested Dr. Smedes in founding St. Mary's.
This portrait has always been an object of special interest to St. Mary's girls, and the question of who
were the originals of the girls painted in the group is an ever interesting subject of discussion now carried on in
the third generation.
The original of the "Stage Coach Picture." so often used in the Muse to contrast the old days with later
ones, was a drawing by Mrs. Gustave Blessner. Mr. Blessner, Musical Director at St. Mary's in the '40s, had
it lithographed for use on the cover of some waltzes which he composed and had published in 1845. On the
title page of the music, in addition to the Stage Coach Picture, was printed: "The Flowers of the South. A
Collection of Characteristic Waltzes, Composed for the Piano, and Dedicated to the Young Ladies of St. Mary's
School. Raleigh. N. C, by Gustave Blessner."
Madame Clement was the first French teacher at St.
Mary's, and her little daughter Eleanor accompanied her
to St. Mary's and became first a pupil and then a teacher
here. Later on she established a very successful girls'
school at Germantown (Philadelphia). Pa. At her death
she left St. Mary's a $5,000 fund to establish a scholarship
in honor of her mother, and also made St. Mary's the residu-
ary legatee of her estate. From this bequest of $35,000.
the funds were derived for the building of Clement Hall,
which was named in Miss Clement's honor.
THE REV. BENNETT SMEDES, D.D.
Second Rector of St- Mary's School, 1877 1897
"I am sure that every girl who has been fortunate enough to count herself a St. Mary's girl during the
regime of Dr. Bennett Smedes has felt the same sense of loving protection.''
"Strictly the head of his household, he was a companion of infinite tenderness, sympathy, and understand-
ing, a man to lean upon, to look up to, to thank God for."
"This old-time courtesy never left him in the performance of the slightest duty or amenity of life. '
"His firmness, his modesty, his mental attainments, his appreciation of the beautiful, and of brilliancy and
wit are well known to all who knew him."
Miss Emilie Watts McVea, S. M. S., '84. the Alumna-
Speaker at the Anniversary Celebration, is one of the most
distinguished of the Graduates of St. Mary's, and one of
them most immediately connected with it for many years.
She graduated with the Class of '8-1. one of the best re-
membered of St. Mary's classes, and was for many years
first teacher and then Lady Principal, in the Rectorship of
Dr. Bennett Smedes.
After leaving St. Mary's she studied at Cornell Uni-
versity, took her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at George
Washington University. Washington. D. C. became Dean
of Women at the University of Cincinnati, and in 1916
assumed the Presidency of Sweetbrier College.
THE CLASS OF 1884
of which Miss McVea and Miss Dowd
(From the photograph in the Teachers'
A GROUP ON THE FRONT STEPS IN THE '60s
A FRENCH PLAY OF THE LATE 70s
THE EASTER MORNING PROCESSION TO THE CHAPEL
A CLASS DAY SCENE IN THE GROVE. 1915
MRS. MARY JOHNSON IREDELL
who has given the greater part of a life of
usefulness to the work of St. Mary's as stu-
dent, as student assistant, as teacher, as
traveling representative, as organizer of the
Alumnae and as President of the Alumnae
St. Mary's Alumnae Association
Honorary President -
President - - -
Via -Presidt »t - - - -
Secretary - -
Tri asurt r
- Mrs. Mary Iredell, Raleigh
/Mrs. I. McK. Pittemoer, Raleigh
Mrs B S Leak, Durham
Mrs. W. E. Lixdsey, Spartanburg, S
Mrs. A. L Baker, Raleigh
Miss Kate McKimmon. St Mary's
Mrs Ernest Cruikshank, Raleigh
Mrs. J. J. Bernard. Raleigh, N. C, until L917
MiSS Minnie Leary, Elizabeth City, N. C . until 1917
Miss Florence Slater, New York Citv, until 1918
Miss Emilie \\ Ml \ i.v, Sweel Brier, Ya , until 1'IIS
Miss Susan Franks Iden, Raleigh, N. ('., until 1919
Mrs. Elizabeth McC, Snow, Raleigh, N. ('., until 1010
The Alumnae Association of St. Mary's was established in 1880 and meets annually at Commencement.
It has done effective work in aiding the progress of the School.
The Alumnae Chapters meet in their several towns and cities on November 1st. All Saints, which is cele-
brated as Founders' Day, and on May 12th. the date of the first opening of St. Mary's, which is observed as
The most important special work accomplished by the Alumna? Association has been the establishment
of the Smedes Memorial Scholarship, to the memory of the Founder and his son. the second Rector of St. Mary's;
the rebuilding of the Chapel, and the establishment of the Mary Iredell Fund and the Kate McKimmon Fund.
The Board of Trustees
Rt. Rev. Jos. Blount Cheshire, D.D., Chairman Raleigh, N. C
Rt. Rev. Win. Alexander ( Iuerry, D.D Charleston, S. C
Rt. Rev. Junius M. Hoiineu, D.D Asheville, N. C
Rt. Rev. Thus. C. Darst. D.D Wilmington, N. C
Clerical and Lay Trustees
Rev. ,1. E. Ingle, Raleigh Rev. M. A. Barber, Raleigh
Dr. R. H. Lewis, Raleigh Rev. Isaac W. Hughes, Henderson
Mr. D. Y. Cooper, Henderson Col. Chas. E. Johnson, Raleigh
Mr. Graham Andrews, Raleigh Mr. W. A. Erwin, Durham
(until 1918) (until 1921)
Rev. J. H. Griffith, Kinston Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., Edenton
Mr. Geo. C. Royall, Goldsboro Mr. Frank Wood, Edenton
(until 1918) (until 1921)
Rev. T. T. Walsh, Yorkville Rev. L. G. Wood, Charleston
Mr. P. T. Hayne, Greenville Mr. T. W. Bacot, Charleston
(until 1917) (until 1917)
Rev. R. N. Willcox, Hendersonville Rev. H. N. Bownic, Tryon
Hon. Wm. A. Hoke, Lincolnton Mr, F. A. Clinard, Yadkin Valley
(until 1917i (until 1917)
Rt. Rev, -I. B. Cheshire, D.D., Chairman
Col. Chas. E. Johnson Dr. R. H. Lewis
Hon W A. Hoke Mr. George C. Royall
Mr. D. Y. Cooper
Secretary and Treasurer
Dr. K. P. Battle, Jr.
Committee on Raising the Building and Endowment Fund
Rev. Isaac W. Hughes, Chairman
Mr. George C. Royai.i. Mr. Graham H. Andrews
Special Representative of the Trustees [fin- the purpose of mislay the Fond):
Rev, Francis M. Osborne, Raleigh
As the Anniversary Celebration has been the dominant feature of the School Year in St. Mary's affairs,
so the onward march of the country in the world crisis has lent a special and dominating touch to the school
life in its relation to things outside.
The work for Belgian Relief, the enthusiasm displayed in the First Aid Classes of the Red Cross, with
eighty members of the School completing the course, the great interest in the presentation of the Flag, were each
indicative of the patriotic feeling that stirs St. Mary's deeply.
Possibly the American incident of the year which will stand out longest in memory was the exchange of
telegrams with President Wilson through his daughter, Mrs. William G. McAdoo. now the wife of Secretary
McAdoo. and our "Nell Wilson" of 1906-08.
The patriotic meeting of the School on the evening of April 3d aroused much enthusiasm, and at it the
resolution was adopted, the reply following in due course.
Mrs. Wm. G. McAdoo. Raleigh. N. C. April 3, 1917.
1709 Massachusetts Avenue. Washington, D. C.
The students of St. Mary's School have tonight adopted unanimously the following resolution:
"We. the girls and teachers of St. Mary's School, wish through you to extend to our
President our wholehearted sympathy for him in this crisis, and to pledge to him and to
our country our loyal service.
"It has been with deepest admiration that we have watched and applauded each move
that he has made in his wise guidance of our country and his firm championship of the
(Signed) Alice Latham, President Senior Class.
Katharine Drane. President Junior Class.
Estelle Ravenel, President Sophomore Class.
Nancy Woolford, President Freshman Class.
Nettie C. Daniels, President Sub-Freshman Class.
Eleanor W. Thomas, for the Faculty.
George W. Lay, Rector.
Washington, D. C, April 14, 1917.
Alice Latham. President Senior Class, etc.,
St. Mary's. Raleigh. N. C.
Have not had an opportunity until today to show your splendid telegram to my father. He has asked
me to send you his deep appreciation and warm thanks for your message and to say that such a pledge of faith
and service does much to cheer and encourage him.
1 send my thanks and my love to my School.
Eleanor Wilson McAdoo.
MISS ELEANOR WALTER THOMAS
Lady Principal of St. Mary's, 1909-1912; 1913-1917
Head of the English Department
Class Adviser of the Class of 1917
"As we our several ways shall wend.
Eleanor, our Eleanor.
Though fate may us asunder rend.
Eleanor, our Eleanor.
We all shall love thee to the end,
May blessings ever thee attend,
Teacher, adviser, guide and friend.
Eleanor, our Eleanor. '
The Faculty and Officers of St. Mary's
Rev. George W. Lay, D.C.L Rector
Miss Eleanor W. Thomas Lady Principal
Ernest Cruikshank Secretary and Business Manager
The Academic Department
Rev. George W. Lay Bible, Ethics and Pedagogy
(A.B.. Yale, 1882; B.D.. General Theological Seminary, 1S85; D.C.L., University of the South, 1915.
Master in St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., 1888-1907, Rector of St. Mary's, 1907—)
Eleanor W. Thomas English and Literature
(A.M., College for Women, S. C., Innil; US, Columbia University, N. Y.. 1013. St. Mary's, 1900-1904;
William E. Stone History and German
(A.B., Harvard, 1882. Principal. Edenton, N. C, Academy, 1901-1902. Master in Porter Academy,
Charleston, 1902-1903. St. Mary's. 1903—)
Ernest Cruikshank Psychology and < 'urrent History
(A.B., Washington ( lollege, Md , 1897; A M . 1S08; graduate student Johns Hopkins University, 1900
St. Mary's. 1903—)
Marie Rudnicka French
(C'ours de 1'Hotcl de Ville, Paris; instructor in St. Mary's College, Dallas, 1907-1912. St. Mary's. 1912—)
Helen Urquhart Latin
(A.B., Mt. Holyoke College, 1910. Instructor, Winthrop College, 1914. St Mary's, 1010-1913. 1914—)
Frances Ranney Bottum Science
(San Diego, Cal., Normal College, 1910-11; graduate St. Mary's, 1912; summer student Teachers' Col-
lege, Columbia University, 1913, 1914; Peabody Teachers' College, 1916. St. Mary's, 1912—)
Janet B. Glen English and Italian
(Lake Erie College, Painesville, O ; Cornell University; summer student, University of Chicago, 1911 ;
R, Scuolfl di Kecilazione, Florence. Italy, 1910; summer student, Junta Para Auipliaeion de Estudios,
Madrid, 1912-1913 Teacher in Obeilin College, 1887-1891; Rye Seminary, New York, 1899-1908; The
Leete School, New York City, 1911-1914. St. Mary's, 1894-1897; 1915-1917.)
Jewett Snook Mathematics
(A.B., Welleslev College, 19111. Teacher in The Berwick School (Va ..), 1910-1912. St Mary's Seminary
(Md), 1914-1915. St Mary's. 1915—)
.1 dlia Washiniiti in Allen German and English
(Graduate St Mary's. 1914; A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 191(1 St. Mary's, 1910—1
MISS F- BOTTUM
MISS C. FENNER
': VtV 1 ' .
Caroline Elizabeth Myrick English
(A.B., Swarthraore College, 1914; A M., Radcliffe College, 1916. St. Mary's, 1917—)
Florence C. Davis Elocution
(B.O., Emerson College, Boston. 1906; Blmira College; Posse Gymnasium. St, Mary's, 1911—1
Mabel H. Barton : Physical Director
(Graduate Sargent Normal School 'if Physical Education, 1914: practice teacher Cambridge Public
Schools. St. Mary's. 1914—)
Lucy Elizabeth Robins Lower Preparatory School
(Graduate, State Normal School, Farmville, Va., 191)0; summer student. University of Virginia, 1913;
teacher in the Wakefield (Va.) High School, the Bristol (Va.) City Schools. St. Mary's, 1913—)
Kate McKimmon Primary School
(Studenl and teacher at St. Mary's since 1861.)
Martha A. Dowd, Director Piano, Theory, History of Music
(Graduate of St . Mary's, 18s4 ; pupil of Kuersteiner, Soplms Wiig, Albert Mack: of Edwin Farmer in
New York, 1915. President N. C. Music Teachers' Association, 191ti— ; St. Mary's, 1SS6— ; Director of
Music. 1908 I
R. Blinn ( )wen Organ , /// charge of Voice
(MM us., Detroit School of Music; pupil of Zirnnier mann, Mazurette, Theo. Beach of Detroit; Kreutsch-
mar, in New York, Ellison Van Hoose; teacher in Detroit, and New York; private teacher in Bluefield,
W. Va , and Greensboro. N. C 1900-1909, Organist and Choir Director, f '1m ist Church. Raleigh.
1909—; Director St, Cecilia Club, etc St Mary's, 1909—)
Rebecca Hill Shields Piano
(Graduate, Si Mary's, 1910. Certificate in Piano. Si Mary's, 1910: certificate, Virgil Piano School,
New York, 1912. Pupil of Ernest Hutch. -son Fassifern, 1911-1913; St. Mary's, 1913 — )
Ebie Roberts Piano
(Pupil in Piano of James P. Brawley, Blinn ( I wen; in Harmony of John A. Simpson; in I trgan of Wade
Brown; Certificate in the Burroughs Method. Columbia University, Summer Session, 191(i. Private
teacher. St. Mary's, 1913—)
Louise Seymour Piano
(< Graduate New England Conservatory with honors, as teacher, 1911; as soloist. 1912. Accompanist at
Whitney Vocal School; teacher at Mil liken University, etc. St. Mary's, 1914 — )
Gustav Hagedorn Violin
(Pupil of Adolph Hahn and Leopold Lichtenbcig; of Issay Barmas and Edgar Slilluian Kelly, Berlin.
Five vcars member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Professor of Violin, Orchestra Instruments,
etc., Meredith College. 1906-191.5; Dean of the Meredith College School of Music. 1912-1915. Director
of Music, University of North Carolina Summer School, 1!H2— . President. N. C. Music Teacher's Asso-
ciation, 1913-1914. St. Mary's. 1916- -I
Marion Thompson Voice
(( Iraduate of the H. Thane Miller School, Cincinnati, 1908; of the Institute of Musical Art of the City
of New York — Supervisor's Course. 1915; Singing < 'ourse, 1916. Pupil of Arthur Terry Tebbs, of Sergei
Klibansky, and of Mrs. Theodore J. Tocdt, St, Mary's, 1916—)
Clara I. Fenner, Director Drawing, Painting, Design, etc.
(Graduate Maryland Institute School of Ail and Design; special student Pratt Institute, 1005; special
student in Paris, Kill? Director of Art, St Mary's, 1802-1896; 1002—)
Florence (.'. Davis, Director Elocution, Dramatic Art
(BO . Emerson College, Boston, 1906; Elmira College IN. Y.); Posse Gymnasium, Boston, Pupil of
Edith Herrick, Boston, s mers 1911-1913-1914 (Leland Powers Method); private studio, Elmira; sub-
stitute teacher. Miss Metcalf's School, Tarrytown 1008; lonelier, Reidsville Seminary (N. CM, 1900-
1911. Director of Elocution. St Mary's, lull—)
Lizzie H. Lee, Director Stenography, Typewriting, Bookkeeping
(Director of the- Department, 1806—)
.) i'liet B. Sutton Assistant
(St. Mary's, 189S— )
Home Economics Department
Mildred Trowbridge Domestic Science, Donmdic Art
(Manual Training High School, Kansas City; McKinley Hiirli School, St, Louis; Thomas Normal
Training School, Detroit, Michigan. SI Mary's, 1910 — )
Rev. George W. Lay, D.C.L Rector
Miss Eleanor W. Thomas Lady Principal
Miss Lillian Fenner Housekeeper
Miss Annie Alexander, H.N Matron of the Infirmary
(Graduate si Vincent's Hospital, Norfolk. 1909. St. Mary's. I!ll(i— )
Dr. A. W. Knox School Physician
Ernest Crcikshank Secretary ami Business Manager
M iss Lizzie H. Lee Bookkeeper
Miss Juliet B. Sutton Secretary to tin' Rector
Miss Margaret H. Bottom Office Secretary
(Graduale Si. Mary's. 191.5 I
Mrs. Mary" Iredell Agent of the Trustees
MISS M. BOTTUM
MISS L. FENNER
The bonds are firm and enduring
Which bind our hearts in one.
Ties of affection and friendship,
Of interest, work and fun.
And living with face toward the future.
We've worked with heart and with soul
Till we've come to our graduation.
Most eagerly sought for goal.
So now at our happy Commencement
Were full of thanks and of zeal.
For we have with us the teachings
Which St. Mary's has joy to reveal.
May her precepts and ideals stay with us.
Keep us ever faithful and true:
May they make our lives each of service,
Our hearts with firm strength endue.
Farewell, then, dear Alma Mater,
Our days now with you are past.
But time's passing will never sever
Our devotion and love steadfast.
And though we are sad at parting
Ours a quiet joy is too,
Since memory will make ever dearer
The love that we bear to you.
Colors: Violet and lavende
Motto: Aim high, but reach higher
Alice Latham. President
Frances Cheatham. Vice-President
Nellie Rose. Secretary
Eva Peele. Treasurer
Class Adviser: Miss Thomas
Virginia Caroline Allen. Hickory, N. C.
Virginia Pope Allen. Goldsboro, N. C.
Emma Hudgins Badham, Edenton, N. C.
Frances Howe Cheatham. Henderson, N. C.
Jeanet Fairley, Rockingham, N. C.
Georgia Foster. Savannah, Ga.
Elmyra Jenkins. Roanoke Rapids. N. C.
Golda Foy Judd. Raleigh, N. C.
Alice Cohn Latham, Plymouth, N. C.
Eva Irene Peele, Williamston. N. C.
Eleanor Relyea. Washington. D. C.
Annie Huske Robinson. Hawkinsville, Ga.
Nellie Cooper Rose. Henderson, N, C.
Rubie Logan Thorn. Kingstree. S. C.
Ethel Carolina Yates. Camden. S. C.
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VIRGINIA CAROLINE ALLEN
Hickory. N. C.
VIRGINIA POPE ALLEN
Goldsbc.ro. N. C.
Critic. Sigma Lambda. 1917
Historian. Sigma Lambda, 1917
Editor-in-Chief Muse. 1917
"How eloquent in every look —
Through her expressive eyes her :
"My tongue though not my heart shall have
21 21 21
EMMA HUDGINS BADHAM
Edenton, N. C.
Chapel Librarian, 1916
Monthly Muse Board, 1916
Vice-President Sigma Lambda, 1917
President Granddaughters. 1917
Inter-Society Debater Sigma Lambda, 1917
Chapel Marshal. 1917
Business Manager Muse. 1917
FRANCES HOWE CHEATHAM
Henderson, N. C.
Vice-President Sigma Lambda. 1916
Secretary Sigma Lambda, 1917
Vice-President Class. 1917
Chapel Warden. 1917
Monthly Muse Board. 1917
Assistant Business Manager Muse, 1917
"A mind content, a conscience clear.
"Deep gray eyes o'er run with laughter.'
JA lA A
Rockingham, N. C.
Vice-President Epsilon Alpha Pi, 1916
Vice-President Epsilon Alpha Pi. 1917
President Epsilon Alpha Pi, 1917
"There's sunshine in the heart of he;
"And learn the luxury of doing good.'
Roanoke Rapids, N. C.
Secretary Class. 1916
Commencement Marshal. 1916
President Epsilon Alpha Pi. 1917
Chapel Usher. 1917
Exchange Editor Muse, 1917
GOLDA FOY JUDD
Raleigh, N. C.
"Good humor only teaches charms to last.
Still makes new conquests and maintains the
"A day. an hour of virtuous liberty.
Is worth a whole eternity of bondage '
JA IA IX
ALICE COHN LATHAM
Plymouth. N. C.
President Class, 1915-16-17
Inter-Society Debater. 1915-17
Monthly Muse Board. 1910
Secretary Muse Club. 1916
Chief Marshal Epsilon Alpha Pi. 1 9 1 1.
Vice-President Epsilon Alpha Pi. 1916
President Mu Athletic Association. 1917
President Dfamatic Club, 1917
Associate Editor Muse. 1917
Anniversary Speaker, 1917
EVA IRENE PEELE
Williamston. N. C.
Vice-President Alpha Rho, 1917
Treasurer Class. 1917
Chapel Marshal. 1917
"When she will, she will— you can depend
When she won't, she won't, there's an end
"She knew whatever's to be known,
But much more than she would own.'
IA IA IA
Washington, D. C.
Inter-Society Debater. Sigma Lambda, 1915
Commencement Marshal. 1915
President Sigma Lambda. 1916-17
President Altar Guild. 1917
Chapel Usher, 1917
ANNIE HUSKE ROBINSON
President Sigma Athletic, 1916
Vice-President Sigma Lambda, 1916
Tennis Champion, 1916
Winner Shakespearian Essay, 1916
Inter-Society Speaker, Sigma Lambda. 1917
ut genius must be born; it never can be
"Life is not so short but that
There is time for courtesy."
NELLIE COOPER ROSE
Henderson, N. C.
Monthly Muse Board. 1916
Treasurer Alpha Rho, 1916
Commencement Marshal. 1916
Secretary Class, 1917
President Alpha Rho. 1917
RUBIE LOGAN THORN
Kingstree, S. C.
Inter-Society Debater, 1915
Treasurer Sigma Lambda, 1915
Vice-President Dramatic Club, 1917
Chapel Warden, 1917
"Now let it work: Mischief thou art afoot,
Take thou what course thou wilt."
"A friend to truth, of soul sincere.
In actions faithful, in honor clear."
ETHEL CAROLINE YATES
Camden. S. C.
Secretary-Treasurer Dramatic Club, 1917
Junior Teller Sigma Lambda, 1917
A Senior Alphabet
Catalogue the Seniors.
Class of Seventeen,
Keep their memory green.
Virginia C, the Editor,
Virginia P., the neat,
Emma B.. the Business lass,
Doodley C. the sweet.
Jeanet F., the popular.
Elmyra Jinks, "for goodness sake,
Golda Judd, high flyer.
Alice, maid of influence,
Eva Peele, the teacher,
Eleanor, ambitious one,
Nellie, charming creature.
Rubie Thorne, the logical.
Annie R., athletic,
Ethel, silent eloquence.
Charming Class of Seventeen,
Fortune, please caress them,
As they wander here and yon,
Do be sure to bless them.
"Known to few, but prized as far as known.
Who's Who in the Class of 1 9 1 7
VIRGINIA CAROLINE ALLEN. 'Miss Caroline." for thus we have
to call her on account of the complication of Virginia Aliens in our class.
To others she appears dignified, but we who know her so well contradict
this, for she is always one of the first to enter into our Senior Hall pranks
and jokes. "She hath an agile tongue." well said by one of the "Freshies."
but if the Library walls could talk they would tell us even more than the
"Freshies." who study there at night.
VIRGINIA POPE ALLEN, better known as "White Virginia,"
is the college member of our class. She came to us from Randolph-Macon
with very high class ideas, and it caused us some trouble to bring her down
to our simple ways of life in Senior Hall. At times she forgets that she is
not at Randolph-Macon now. for she will assume certain privileges during
study-hour. She is not all fun, but is a good student and grand classmate.
EMMA HUDGINS BADHAM. "Reddie." One minute she is glad.
the next she is mad. Some say it is due to the disposition characteristic
of "red-heads." but we know the true cause to be those eternal "Muse
dues" which she is always collecting. When it ccmes to duly she is right
FRANCES HOWE CHEATHAM. "Doodley" is our "most lovable"
member, and a remarkable talent is her bass voice. Oftentimes it is heard
in deep, melodious tones to Alice s accompaniment, and the rest of us
listen, realizing how true it is that "music hath charms." She is always
amusing, but mostly so when she is angry. In all her fantastic moods,
in all her quaint common sense, "Doodley" has for three years been, and
will be always, "most lovable."
JEANET FAIRLEY. Fun. good time, lots to eat, these make up
Jean who is always bright and happy. Everybody likes to have her about
because she always brings life with her. Jean's recent hobby is moving
picture scenarios which she devours daily, and we hope that she may some
day reach her aspiration.
GEORGIA FOSTER. Georgia is known most widely for her "unsel-
fishness." but those with whom she is most constantly associated know
that this is only one of the many laudable characteristics of her make-up.
It is the regret of Senior Hall that "C" Math, claimed so much of her
time, but we have managed often enough to entice her from the "beloved"
study to enjoy her true spirit for a good time. Her dramatic ability rose
to its height in the mid-term play, and the glory that she gained for be-
ing a good-looking man entirely prevented the tragedy which her make-up
work had almost made of her life.
ELMYRA JENKINS. Elmyra. or. as her fastidious taste prefers.
"Myra," must have been thought by the girls of four years ago "a very
sweet little girl." but as time went by deeper and more laudable charac-
teristics came to light. Every one soon discovered that she was deter-
mined to make her mark. When this determination shows itself it is
always accompanied by a facial expression which only the Seniors know.
However, it has proven a very good attribute, for Elmyra usually "gils
GOLDA FOY JUDD. Golda is the only "day pupil" in our class,
and well she uses this great privilege- She is not with us much, for as
soon as English N is over she is seen no more. But for this she is a good
mixer, and we feel that this accomplishment will soon remove her from our
number. She must be in love! Who ever saw one so carefree that was
not? She is surely no "Maggie Gulliver," for she looks for no trouble and
ALICE COHN LATHAM. Alice really has much respect for feel-
ings, and even she has on a few occasions shown emotion, yet from her
career you would judge statistics and offices consume all her thought,
for she has been voted our "most influential." "best all round," and "best
dancer," and has offices which to name were too long to tell. She exerts
her potent influence in stirring up spirit and she greatly admires "the
good old days," perhaps only less than that remarkable child, Annie
EVA IRENE PEELE. "Peva Eele" alias "The Bell(e) of Senior
Hall," has a very keen sense of hearing, having never once missed the
first peal of the rising bell, and never once failed to tell the Hall. Eva's
uprightness is shown in everything, even in her very bearing as she leads
out Chapel line. With all this she is the best hearted member of the class.
ELEANOR RELYEA. Eleanor is the youngest of our class in years,
but not in knowledge. For two years now she has held the coveted first
place in Miss Thomas s English. However, we who know her well fear
she has a natural weakness for English anyway, for somehow, though
she sits on the front row, Eleanor always manages to be the last one out
and to "get in" a private word or two with Miss Thomas. But she is
ever ready to entertain us with her mandolin and marvelous tales of "up
the country." and we have to forgive her monopoly of "Miss Eleanor T.
The long and short of it must both be taken into consideration, you see.
in this write up.
ANNIE HUSKE ROBINSON. Annie is the possessor of various tal-
ents. She swims, plays tennis and basketball, recites, and performs upon
every musical instrument she can find, especially upon the ukulele and
guitar, and her voice often breaks into our peaceful slumbers after lights.
She is followed by a horde of "crushes" to whom she is. as well as to us,
NELLIE COOPER ROSE. At the pageant Nellie proved herself a
typical jester, and the Seniors of '17 rejoiced at the prospect of having
such a joker to liven up the monotony of school life, but, alas! The Nellie
of "17 is very different from the Nellie of '15 and '16. Although she has
not entirely lost her ability for amusing she has now deeper interests to
occupy her time, the deepest of which is "the great war." and we have to
admit that she is the most loyal and devoted admirer of "Wilson" in the
RUBIE LOGAN THORN. Since being taken for the Lady Princi-
pal she has tried very hard to be dignified and keep up her "rep.." but
her sense of humor along with the comic parts that she takes on the stage
make it rather difficult. Most of her time is spent in trying to keep her
roommate out of mischief.
ETHEL CAROLINA YATES. "Cupid," as she is called by her
friends, has only been among us two years, but in that time she has proven
to us her sterling qualities. She. too. has a quantity of red hair, but she
evidently keeps the corresponding disposition well under control, for she
seldom gives way to it. With her perseverance, especially as to Algebra.
we are sure that she will make good
A Might-be Prophecy of the Class of 1917
"There 11 come a time some day."
Ah, strange are the changes that have come over us,
Amazing, ridiculous too!
Each is now just the opposite of what she once was,
And as such I describe them to you.
Virginia C. Allen, outspoken and tall.
Now lets her friends have their own way;
While our friend. Eva Peele. the society belle,
Has the world as it were, in her sway.
Emma Badham no longer is worried these days.
But all smiling is wholly carefree;
While Alice, most proper, with each hair tucked in place
Has a hen-pecking husband-to-be.
Elmyra. true, thrives on "for goodness sake" still.
But has won herself glorious "rep.";
Golda Judd, in class meeting so conspicuous of yore,
Now quite bubbles over with "pep."
Jean Fairley. of course, is a quaint little lady.
Prim, proper, particular too.
While Ethel, loud voiced and in manner outrageous,
Laughs and stirs up a great how-dy'e-do.
Virginia "White" Allen has at last quite recovered
From the taps on her window pane;
But Nellie, the Rose of the class in our youth,
Greets our jokes now with lofty disdain.
Georgia Foster, once "perfect," has fallen from grace,
And is happy if still rather "queer";
While "Doodley" 's forgotten the way to say "ugh!"
And writes essays for fun like a dear.
A much thinner Rubie. a practical banker.
Scorns Poetry and English and such;
And Athletic Anne, now a most scornful "fan."
Hates music and dinners "Sehr" much.
"Aunt Eleanor Rclyea, at length sobered down,
Is settled to sweet domesticity;
Aren't you sure now that each of the class will enjoy
A most dee-lightful brand of felicity?
Candidate for Diploma
MARTHA BOARDMAN WRIGHT
Boardman. N. C.
Diploma in Voice
Diploma in Piano
Certificate in Piano and Voice, 1916
Candidates for Certificates
KATHARINE PARKER DRANE
Edcnton. N. C.
ALINE EDMONDS HUGHES
Henderson. N. C.
Candidates for Certificates
EMILIZA BRASWELL KNIGHT
Tarboro. N. C.
SARAH L1TTLEJ0HN RAWLINGS
Wilson, N. C.
■7 -" lI
E MU SE
Colors: Black and gold
The Class of 1918
Motto: Climb though the rocks be rugged
Flower: Black-eyed Susan
Katharine Parker Drane, President Agnes Theresa Pratt, Secretary
Elizabeth McMorine Folk, Vice-President Martha Board man Wright, Treasurer
Class Adviser: Mr. Stone
Katharine Parker Drane. Edenton, N. C.
Marion Travis Edwards. Raleigh. N. C.
Elizabeth McMorine Folk, Raleigh, N. C.
Ruth Ward Gebert, New Iberia, La.
Aline Edmonds Hughes, Henderson, N. C.
Katherine Dorothy Hughes. Raleigh. N. C.
Helen Laughinghouse, Greenville. N. C.
Helen Carhart Mason, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Maud Irene Miller, Raleigh, N. C.
Henrietta Marshall Morgan, Pittsboro, N. C.
Agnes Theresa Pratt. Madison. N. C.
Martha Boardman Wright, Boardman, N. C.
Salftt Mary's School Library
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Colors: Scarlet and gray
The Class of 1919
Motto: He who conquers, conquers himself
Flower: Scarlet Poppy
Estelle Ravenel, President Ellen Lay, Secretary and Treasurer
Sara Wood. Vice-President
Class Adviser: Miss Sutton
Bertha Albertson, Scotland Neck. N. C.
Sadie Braxton, Kinston, N. C.
Nina Burke, New Iberia, La.
Florence Busbee. Raleigh, N. C.
Mildred Collins, Centreville, Md.
Catherine Gilmer, Charlotte, N. C.
Frances Hillman. Nashville, Tenn.
Marie Linehan, Raleigh, N. C.
Novella Moye. Greenville. N. C.
Mary Mullins. Marion, S. C.
Josephine Myers. Charleston. S. C.
Gertrude Pleasants. Hamlet, N. C.
Estelle Ravenel. Valdosta. Ga.
Alma Spencer, Fairfield, N. C.
Sara Wood, Edenton, N. C.
Colors: Green and white
The Class of I 920
Motto: Ever onward, ever upward
Flower: Marechal Neil Ro
Nancy Woolford. President Catherine Gilmer. Vice-President
Frances Hillman, Secretary-Treasurer
Class Adviser: Mr. Cruikshank
M. R. Divine
E. B. Lay
L. S. Avent
M. H. Gold
M. B. Gold
C. M. Wilkes
B. M. Hines
M. L. Nixon
M. C. Wilson
The Preparatory Department
Colors: Pink and blue
Nettie Carol Daniels, President
Mary I. Chavasse, Vice-President
F. B. Morgan
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Epsilon Alpha Pi Literary Society
Colors: Olive and gold
Motto: Esse quam videri
Advent Term Easter Term
Elmyra Jenkins President Georgia Foster
Jeanet Fairley First Vice-President Jeanet Fairley
Helen Laughinghouse Second Vice-President Helen Laughinghouse
Agnes Pratt Secretary Agnes Pratt
Nancy Woolford . Treasurer Martha Wright
Virginia P. Allen
Miss Julia Allen
Lay. E. B.
Lay. A. R.
Faculty Adviser: Mr. Cruikshank
Sigma Lambda Literary Society
Colors: Purple and gray
Virginia C. Allen
Ruble Thorn .
Motto: Lit with the sun
Flower: Yellow Jessamine
Virginia C. Allen
Miss C. Fenner
Allen, V. C.
Miss L. Fenner
Faculty Adviser: Miss Thomas
Alpha Rho Literary Society
Colors: Scarlet and gray
Aline Hughes ...
OFFICERS c _ T
Laster 1 erm
President Nellie Rose
Vice-President Eva Peele
. . Secretary Frances Hillman
. Treasurer Estelle Ravenel
Senior Teller Aline Hughes
Junior Teller Elizabeth Waddell
Frances Hillman. Chief
Faculty Adviser: Miss Frances Bottum
The Commencement Marshals, 1917
Nancy Woolford, E A II
Agnes Theresa Pratt. E
Aline Hughes. .
Helen Brigham, ^ A
Ruth Ward Gebert, 1 A
Sara Elizabeth Wood. \ V
The Literary Society Activities
The Literary Societies have been leading organizations at St. Mary's since their establishment. Named
after three leading southern poets — Edgar Allan Poe. Sidney Lanier, and Abram Ryan — they hold weekly meet-
ings, with special lnter-society Meetings to celebrate the special holiday occasions— Thanksgiving, Lee's Birth-
dav. Washington's Birthday, etc. For fifteen years they have held annual Inter-society Debates, and the past
two years they have cooperated with the English Department, under the guidance of Miss Thomas, in an Inter-
Society Contest in writing. The contest includes poetry, story and essay.
The Societies choose annually the Commencement Marshals, the Chief Marshal being chosen by each in
The Anniversary Contest
Annie H. Robinson. - A
Aline Hughes. A 1?
Alice Latham, E A l[
As a part of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary on the morning of May 1 2th the speaking contest
between the chosen representatives of the three Literary Societies was held, and the winning papers in the
Inter-Society contest were read.
The general theme of the whole celebration was "St. Mary's," and the speeches and papers all dealt with
phases of that theme.
The Anniversary Speakers were:
For Sigma Lambda: Annie H. Robinson, 17 — "St. Mary's."
For Fpsilon Alpha Pi: Alice Cohn Latham, '17 — "Dr. Aldert Smedes"
For Alpha Rho: Aline Elizabeth Hughes, '18 — "The Power of Personality"
Miss Hughes was declared the winner.
The Winners in the Contest were:
The Historical Sketch: (I) Katharine Drane, '18, - A— "Three Scenes from the Life of St. Mary's."
The Poem: (I) Aline E. Hughes. 18, A P — "The Original Thirteen."
(2) Henrietta Morgan. '18, E A 1 1 -"The Sacred Spot."
THE INTER SOCIETY DEBATERS. 1917
(Back Row. standing — from left to right): Katharine Darden. Frances Hillman. Sara Wood, Estelle Ravenel.
Virginia Pope Allen. Nancy Woolford. Bessie Folk. Agnes Pratt.
(Front Row, sitting — left to right): Rubie Logan Thorn, Katharine Drane. Emma Badham, Marian Drane.
The 1 9 1 7 Debates
Saturday. March 31: Sigma Lambda vs. Alpha Rho
Resolved. That St. Mary's should have student self-government with faculty supervision.
Rubie Thorn. 17. and Katharine Drane. 18. Sigma Lambda, Negative, defeated Sara Wood, '18, and
Katharine Darden, '20, Alpha Rho, Affirmative.
Wednesday, April I I: Alpha Rho vs. Epsilon Alpha Pi
Resolved, That the country is a better location for a school like St. Mary's than the city.
Frances Hillman. '19, and Estelle Ravenel, '19, Alpha Rho, Affirmative, defeated Virginia P. Allen. '17,
and Agnes Pratt. '18, Epsilon Alpha Pi. Negative.
Wednesday, April 18: Epsilon Alpha Pi vs. Sigma Lambda
Resolved. That the Improvement Fund now being raised for St. Mary's should be spent on building
new buildings before remodeling the present buildings.
Bessie Folk. '18, and Nancy Woolford, '20. Epsilon Alpha Pi, Affirmative, defeated Emma Badham, '17.
and Marian Drane. '20, Sigma Lambda, Negative.
The Thirteen Originals
(Metre: Alfred Noyes's "Forty Singing Seamen")
By Aline Hughes, '18
(The Prize Verses in the Anniversary Contest)
Away from home and Mother off to boarding school we rolled.
Thirteen wondering schoolgirls in the big stage coach.
The coach got there at twilight, and through the grove we bowled.
Wondering if the Teachers had noted our approach.
But the door was open wide.
Sending golden light outside.
And we thought they must have noted our approach;
Must have long been warned of us by rumblings from the coach.
But not for long we wondered if perhaps we had been heard.
We thirteen wondering schoolgirls at our Alma Mater's door.
For a lady, sweet and motherly, with smile and cheering word,
And a gentleman, whose smile we'll ne'er forget till life is o'er.
Came quickly out to meet us.
With kindly words to greet us.
And to lead us gently through our dear St. Mary's door;
For the first time then to lead us through our dear St. Mary's door.
She led us to our dear old "dorm," and showed each one her alcove there;
They showed us through the parlor with its picture covered walls.
The homesickness in our throats and eyes was very hard to bear.
But even in our homesickness we loved those rooms and halls.
The Faculty were cheerful
For they knew that we felt tearful.
And they tried to cheer us up as they led us through the halls;
Yes. they tried to entertain us as they showed us all the halls.
We learned to love those dear people and East Rock chapel small;
We II carry all their pictures in our minds where'er we go;
But when we were just schoolgirls, without a great life call
How could we then prophesy how our dear school would grow?
We were schoolgirls just like others;
We were not then your grandmothers;
We were thirteen wondering schoolgirls, so how could we then know?
We were the thirteen first St. Mary's girls. Of course we couldn't know.
We could not know that '17 would hail and celebrate
The day when first we came, just five and seventy years ago;
That after years they would recall that happy, happy date.
As thirteen wondering schoolgirls of course we did not know.
In long past happy springs
We played where you have Wings.
Of Clement Hall of course we could not know;
Of all the joys of 17 of course we could not know.
Girls of 17, we originals would say
Our blessings now are with you as you each one ought to know.
As we have loved St. Mary s may you ever love it too.
And carry on her teachings as on your way you go.
If we had known of you
We might have been more true.
But we were only schoolgirls, so of course we did not know;
The first thirteen St. Mary s girls, of course we could not know.
Chapel Officers, 1916-17
Chapel Marshals: Emma Badham and Eva Peele
Chapel Wardens: Frances Cheatham and Ruble Thorn
Chapel Ushers: Elmyra Jenkins, Eleanor Relyea and Virginia C. Allen
Chapel Librarians: Helen Brigham and Estelle Ravenel
The Junior Auxiliary
Miss McKimmon, General Directress
ST. AGNES' CHAPTER
ST. MARGARET'S CHAPTER
Directress . Miss Urquhart
President Estelle Ravenel
Vice-President Aline Hughes
Secretary Nancy Woolford
Treasurer Nancy Woolford
ST. CATHERINE'S CHAPTER
Ruble Thorn . .
ST. ELIZABETH'S CHAPTER
.... Margaret Marston
Secretary-Treasurer Sarah Grant
ST. ANNE'S CHAPTER
Miss Margaret Bottum
Mary C Wilson
ST. MONICA'S CHAPTER
Directress Miss Kate McKimmon
President Margaret Yorke
Vice-President Frances Kern
Secretary Lucy Lay
Anita Smith Treasurer
LUCY BRATTON CHAPTER
(East and West Rock)
Miss Sutton Directress
Rainsford Glass President
Susan Smith Secretary-Treasurer
The Woman's Auxiliary
Mrs. Lay . President
Miss Sutton Vice-President
Miss McKimmon . . Secretary
Mi^s Thomas Treasurer
The Altar Guild
Eleanor Relyea President
Frances Cheatham * Treasurer
V. P. Allen
Mr. R. Blinn Owen. Director and Organist
Miss Ebie Roberts. Assistant Organist
E. B. Lay
M. C. Wilson
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Mu Athletic Association
Colors: Blue and white
President Alice Latham
Secretary-Treasurer Katharine Drane
Captain Basketball Helen Bngham
Captain Tennis Ellen Lay
Captain Volley Ball Nina Burke
Captain Junior Team Nancy Lay
L. S. Avent
M. H. Gold
A. R. Lay
E. B. Lay
F. B. Morgan
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Sigma Athletic Association
Colors: Red and white
President . . . Annie Robinson
Vice-President Emma Badham
Secretary-Treasurer Estelle Ravenel
Captain Basketball N. Woolford
Captain Basketball, Junior Team Mary Hoke
Captain Tennis Elizabeth Waddell
Captain Volley Ball Mary Mullins
V. C. Allen
V. P. Allen
M. B. Cold
B. M. Hines
M. C. Wilson
Mu Basketball Teams
Ellen B. Lay
Helen Brigham, Captain
Nancy Lay, Captain
, , Mary Wilson
Harriet Barber, R. Hill
Sigma Basketball Teams
Nancy Woolford, Captain
Annie Robinson . . .
V. Lassiter, L. Lay
The 1917 Tennis Tournament
By an elimination tournament the number of Tennis Contestants for honors was reduced to three repre
sentatives each of the Sigmas and the Mus.
In the final contests the Mus were victorious, as follows:
Helen Brigham. Mu. defeated Lucy Jensen. Sigma, 6-1, 6-4.
Arlene Shumate, Mu. defeated Mary Lindsay, Sigma. 6-4. 6-4.
Ellen Lay, Mu, vs. Mary Hoke. Sigma. Not played.
Athletic Record, 1916-17
Inter-Club Meet. October 30
Events: Bean Bag Race Won by Mu
Running Broad Jump Won by Mu
Dodge Ball Won by Sigma
Basketball Throw Won by Mu
Running High Jump Won by Mu
Relay Race Won by Mu
Final Score — Mu 98, Sigma 55
Basketball, November 13, Senior Teams. Sigma vs. Mu
Basketball, November 30, Senior Teams. Sigma vs. Mu
Basketball, December 14. Junior Teams. Sigma vs. Mu
Won by Sigma. 25-10
Midget Captainball, December 18
Won by Jumping Jacks, 38-18
Basketball, January 15. Senior Teams, Mu vs. Sigma
Indoor Inter-Club Athletic Meet, February 12
Won by Sigma, 517-494
Captainball, February 19, Nimble Toes defeated Jumping Jacks (Midgets)
Basketball, February 24. Junior Teams, Mu vs. Sigma
Won by Mu, 38-23
Volleyball. March 10, Junior Teams. Mu vs. Sigma
Basketball. March 24. lunior Teams, Mu vs. Sigma
Won by Mu. 38-23
Inter-Club Athletic Meet. March 26
Running High Jump Won by Sigma
Progressive Pitch Ball Won by Sigma
Basketball Distance Throw Won by Mu
Running Broad Jump Won by Sigma
Relay Broad Jump Won by Sigma
Won by Sigma
Sigma 175, Mu 141
Volleyball. April 4, Junior Teams. Mu vs. Sigma
Won by Mu, 43-27
Volleyball, April 9, Senior Teams, Mu vs. Sigma
Won by Sigma
First Team basketball. 4 games out of 7
Junior Team Basketball, 3 games out of 5
First Team Volleyball. 2 games out of 3
Junior Team Volleyball, 2 games out of 3
Fall Meet. .
Final Score: Mu 90, Sigma 55
Granddaughters and Great Granddaughters
of St. Mary's
Motto: Lest we forget Song: Auld Lang Syne
Colors: Light blue and white
President ...... Emma Hudgins Badham
Secretary Carrie Mclver Wilkes
Treasurer, . Sarah Littlcjohn Rawhngs
Emma Hudgins Badham, of Edenton
d. of Lucy Bond, of Edenton
Elizabeth Baker, of Raleigh
Katherine Baker, of Raleigh
ds. of Katharine Haywood, of Raleigh
gds. of Mary Boylan, of Raleigh
ggds. of Mary Kinsey, of Raleigh
Adelaide Boylston. of Raleigh
d. of Adelaide Snow, of Raleigh
gd. of Betsy Boylan. of Raleigh
ggd. of Mary Kmsey. of Raleigh
Frances Howe Cheatham, of Henderson
d. of Cornelia Alston, of Warren County
Jcanct Fairley. of Rockingham
d. of Sallie Shaw, of Rockingham
Mary Fetter, of Raleigh
gd. of Mary Wright, of Edenton
Elizabeth McMorine Folk, of Raleigh
gd. of Martha Martin, of Edenton
ggd. of Elizabeth McMorine, of Edenton
Mary McBee Hoke, of Raleigh
gd. of Catharine Alexander, of Lincolnton
Adeline Edmonds Hughes, of Henderson
gd. of Alice Swann
ggd. of Penelope Wiley
Laura Bryan Hyman, of New Bern
gd. of Anna Gardner, of Wilmington
Laura Snowden Hawkins, of Jacksonville, Fla.
gd. of Eliza C. London, of Pittsboro
Mildred Lord Jones, of Mooresville
d. of Daisy Scales, of Salisbury
gd. of Mary Steele Lord, of Salisbury
Constance Williams Kent, of Petersburg, Va.
gd. of Constance Williams, of Society Hill, S.
Rebekah Marsh, of Salisbury
Mary Ellen Marsh, of Salisbury
gds. of Carrie McNeely. of Salisbury
Emily Camilla McMullan, of Columbia
d. of Fannie Skinner, of Hertford
Mary Strange Morgan, of Raleigh
gd. of Marguerite Butt, of Hertford
Josephine Macon Myers, of Charleston. S. C.
d. of Roberta Smith, of Raleigh
Sylbcrt Pendleton, of Raleigh
d. of Elizabeth Busbee. of Raleigh
gd. of Sallie Smith, of Scotland Neck
Margaret Raney. of Raleigh
d. of Kate Denson. of Raleigh
gd. of Matilda Cowan, of Wilmington
THE "GRANDDAUGHTERS" OF ST. MARY'S, 1916-17
Sarah Littlejohn Rawlings. of Wilson
d. of Sarah Daniel, of Wilson
Elizabeth Heriot Rembert, of Columbia, S. C.
gd. of Augusta Porcher. of Columbia, S. C.
Mamie Latham Richardson, of Washington
gd. of Mamie Latham, of Washington
Jane Reynolds RufFin. of Mayodan
gd. of Mary Cain, of Salisbury
Lillias Shepherd, of Raleigh
d. of Lilla May Vass, of Raleigh
Margaret Elizabeth Springs, of Waverly Mills, S. C.
gd. of Elizabeth Morris, of Wilmington
Allene Hargrove Taylor, of Townesville
gd. of Mary Grice, of Washington
Carrie Mclver Wilkes, of Charlotte
d. of Carrie Mclver, of Society Hill, S. C.
Mary Bertrand Wilson, of Raleigh
d. of Mary Turner, of Raleigh
gd. of Love Root, of Raleigh
Rena Mason Wright, of Waycross, Ga.
d. of Sydney Grice. of Washington
Josie Grainger Wright, of Wilmington
d. of Susan Morris, of Wilmington
Sara Louise Wood, of Edenton
d. of Elizabeth Badham, of Edenton
Margaret Bernice Yorke. of Charlotte
d. of Frances Elizabeth Rogers, of Concord
The Monthly Muse Board, 1916-17
V. C. Allen
The Muse Club
Alice Cohn Latham. 17 President
Virginia Caroline Allen, '17 Editor-in-Chief
Emma Hudgins Badham. 17 Business Manager
Frances Howe Cheatham, '17 Assistant Business Manager
Sara Wood, '18 Assistant Business Manager
Katharine Drane, 18 Secretary
Virginia C. Allen, '17 Ruth Gebert, '18 Agnes Pratt, '18
Virginia P. Allen, 17 Frances Hillman, '19 Estelle Ravenel, '1
Emma Badham, 17 Aline Hughes, '18 Eleanor Relyea. '17
Helen Brigham, '19 Elmyra Jenkins. '17 Annie Robinson.
Nina Burke, '19 Alice Latham, '17 Nellie Rose. 17
Frances Cheatham, 17 Helen Laughinghouse. '18 Rubie Thorn. 17
Katharine Drane, 18 Henrietta Morgan, 18 Sara Wood. 18
Jeanet Fairley, '17 Novella Moye, '18 Nancy Woolford,
Bessie Folk, '18 Eva Peele, '17 Martha Wright, '18
Georgia Foster, '17 Ethel Yates, '18
Miss Frances Bottum, '12 Miss Rebe Shields, '10
Miss Margaret Bottum. '15 Miss Julia Allen. '14
Mr. Cruikshank. Director
The Dramatic Club in Ernest Denny's "All-of-a-Sudden Peggy'
Mary Neal, as "Lord Crackenthorpe"
Alice Latham, as "The Hon. Jimmy rCeppel"
Aline Hughes, as "Major Archie Phipps"
Georgia Foster, as "Jack Menzies"
Lucia Slade, as "Parker, the footman"
Ellen Lay. as "Lucas"
Nancy Woolford, as "Lady Crackenthorpe"
Penelope Stiles, as "Hon. Millicent Keppel"
Rubie Thorn, as "Mrs. O'Mara"
Mary C. Wilson, as "Peggy"
The Dramatic Club
Miss Florence Davis Director
Alice Latham President
Rubie Thorn Vice-President
Ethel Yates Secretary-Treasurer
Nancy Woolford Business Manager
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Dorothy Brigham Gertrude Merrimon Lucia Slade
Pauline Donlon Evelyn Moss Penelope Stiles
Selma Fishel Mary Neal Rubie Thorn
Georgia Foster Ella Pender Aline Taylor
Marjorie Griffith Agnes Pratt Nancy Woolford
Aline Hughes Sarah Rawlings Alice Williams
Alice Latham Alice Seed Anne Wilson
Helen Laughinghouse Beatrice Sheldon Mary Wilson
Ellen Lay Ethel Yates
February 12: All-of-a-Sudden Peggy
Commencement: The Broken Twig
The Chorus Class in Gilbert and Sullivan's Opera "Patience'
Given in the Auditorium under the direction of Mr. Owen on December
i feature of the Anniversary Exercises.
nd repeated May 12th ;
Miss Mary Neal. as "Colonel Calverly"
Miss Sarah Rawlings, as "Major Murgatroyd"
Miss Audrey Stone, as "Lieutenant Duke of Dunstable"
(Officers of the Dragoon Guards)
Miss Mamie Holt, as "The Lady Angela"
Miss Aline Hughes, as "The Lady Saphir"
Miss Helen McNeill, as "The Lady Ella"
Miss Rubie Thorn, as "The Lady Jane"
Miss Martha Wright, as "Reginald Bunthorne. a fleshly poet"
Miss Anita Smith, as "Archibald Grosvenor." an idyllic poet
Miss Ella Pender, as "Patience," a dairy maid
With the "Twenty Lovesick Maidens," "Dragoon Guards," etc.
Mr. R. Blinn Owen, Director
Miss Martha Roberts, Assistant
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The Sketch Club
Flower: Devil's Paint Brush
Colors: Hooker's Green and Chinese White
Aim: To put old masters to shame
President Louise Arbogast
Secretary-Treasurer Susan Linehan
E. B. Lay
Mary R. Divine
SNAPSHOTS OF "HALLOWE'EN" AND "THE COLONIAL BALL"
Nellie Rose President
Camilla McMullan . Secretary
Allyne Taylor Treasurer
D. Bngham R. Herndon E. Peele
M. Collins L. Hawkins N. Rose
S. Davis F. Hillman K. Shuford
M. Ferebee F. Kern A. Shumate
G. Foster M. Kirtland A. Taylor
M. Cold C. McMullan E. Wingate
F. Griffin E. Moss S. Wood
M. L. Nixon
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South Carolina Club
Colors: Blue and white Emblem: Palmetto
Motto: Dum Spiro Spero
Rubie Thorn President
Ethel Yates Vice-President
Josephine Myers Treasurer
Katherine Coker. Hartsville
Sarah Davis, Seneca
Nina Gregg. Mars Bluff
Marion Lynah, Charleston
Mary Mullins. Marion
Josephine Myers, Charleston
Elizabeth Rembert, Columbia
Margaret Springs, Waverly Mills
Rubie Thorn. Kingstree
Ethel Yates. Camden
Miss Eleanor Thomas, Faculty Member
Song: Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
Colors: Orange and blue
Nancy Woolford President
Anne Wilson Vice-President
Dorothy Wood Secretary-Treasurer
Elizabeth Ayres, Accomac Arline Shumate, Bealeton
Emily Sue Butt, Dixondale Eleanor Sublett, Harrisonburg
Katharine Darden, Franklin Mollie Taliaferro, Zanoni
Elsie Freeland, Newport News Louise Walker, Martinsville
Constance Kent. Petersburg Rosalie Willingham, Houston
Virginia Lassiter. Petersburg Anne Wilson, Berkley
Maud Moss, Berkley Anne Withers. Roanes
Evelyn Moss, Berkley Elizabeth Withers, Roanes
Catherine Mott, Dixondale Dorothy Wood. Norfolk
Mary Neal, Danville Nancy Woolford. Suffolk
Colors: Red and black Flower: Cherokee Rose
Song: Glory, Glory to Old Georgia
Annie Robinson President
Estelle Ravenel Vice-President
Georgia Foster Secretary-Treasurer
Dorothy Brigham, Augusta Estelle Ravenel. Valdosta
Helen Brigham. Savannah Annie Robinson. Hawkinsvi
Georgia Foster, Savannah Lucia Slade, Griffin
Annie Ivey, Americus Anita Smith. Savannah
Frances Kern. Atlanta Penelope Stiles. Rome
Lallie McLaws. Savannah Rena Wright, Waycross
Virginia Pottle. Atlanta
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East Carolina Club
Alice Latham President
Virginia Pope Allen Secretary
Katharine Drane Treasurer
Bertha Albertson. Scotland Neck Helen Laughinghouse, Greenville
Virginia Pope Allen, Goldsboro Catherine Lefferts. New Bern
Lou Spencer Avent, Rocky Mount Camilla McMullan. Columbia
Emma Badham. Edenton Margaret Marston. Kinston
Sadie Braxton. Kinston Helen Mason. Kinston
Florence Butler. Elliott Novella Move. Greenville
Hattie Copeland, Kinston Mary Nixon, Hertford
Nettie Daniels. New Bern Eva Peele. Williamston
Katharine Drane, Edenton Dorothy Powell, Roxobel
Marian Drane. Edenton Sarah Rawlings, Wilson
Jennie Dunn. Scotland Neck Mamie Richardson. Washington
Margaret B. Gold, Wilson Marianna Stanley. Kinston
Eugenia Griffith. Kinston Janet White. Scotland Neck
Martha Hood. Kinston Elizabeth Wingate. Gatesville
Laura Hyman, New Bern Sara Wood. Edenton
Louise King. Wilmington Josie Wright. Wilmington
Alice Latham. Plymouth Martha Wright. Boardman
Central Carolina Club
Frances Howe Cheathan
Lou Spencer Avent, Rocky Mount
Helen VanWyck Battle, Tarboro
Mary Irene Chavasse. Rocky Mount
Frances Howe Cheatham, Henderson
Mary Ruth Divine. Rocky Mount
Selma Eugene Fishel. Vaughan
Elizabeth McMorine Folk, Raleigh
Margaret Tate Forester. Goshen
Margaret Howard Gold. Greensboro
Frances Griffin. Rocky Mount
Ruth Hcrndon. Durham
Adelaide Edmonds Hughes. Henderson
Elmyra Jenkins. Roanoke Rapids
Emiliza Braswell Knight. Tarboro
Annie Ivey McDufhe. Greensboro
Hazel Howland McNeill. Fayetteville
Helen Crawford McNeill. Fayetteville
Helen Carhart Mason. Rocky Mount
Gertrude Glaister Merrimon, Greensboro
Willie Pearce Odom. Rocky Mount
Anna Whitney Patch, Southern Pines
Rachel Louise Pearsall. Rocky Mount
Ella Banning Pender. Tarboro
Mary Tasker Polk. Warrenton
Agnes Theresa Pratt. Madison
Nellie Cooper Rose, Henderson
Jane Reynolds Ruffin, Mayodan
Elsie Blanche Snipes. Rocky Mount
Hylah Tarwater, Warrenton
Carrie Louise Toler. Rocky Mount
Elizabeth Nash Waddell, Manchester
Sarah Virginia Wiley. Southern Pines
Alice Howard Williams, Tarboro
Mary Catlctt Wilson. Greensboro
Western Carolina Club
Virginia C. Allen President
Catherine Gilmer Secretary-
Louise Arbogast Treasurer
Virginia C. Allen. Hickory Mary Lindsay, Tryon
Louise Arbogast, Asheville Ellen Marsh. Salisbury
Katharine Arbogast, Asheville Rebekah Marsh, Salisbury
Elizabeth Bowne. Tryon Kathryn Shuford, Hickory
Bessie Durham. Charlotte Susan Smith, Charlotte
Catherine Gilmer, Charlotte Virginia Staten, Charlotte
Lucy Jensen, Asheville Carrie Wilkes. Charlotte
Mildred Jones, Charlotte Margaret Yorke, Charlotte
"All Around" Club
Nina Burke, New Iberia, La.
Mildred Collins. Centerville. Md.
Pauline Donlon, Oxnard. Calif.
Muriel Dougherty. U. S. Army
Margaret French, Chicago. 111.
Ruth Gebert. New Iberia, La.
Rainsford Glass, Ocala. Fla.
Sarah Grant. Chester. Pa.
Josephine Hartley. New York. N. Y.
Laura Hawkins. Jacksonville, Fla.
Frances Hillman. Nashville. Tenn.
Mildred Kirtland, St. Augustine. Fla.
Evelyn Lacey. Sarasota. Fla.
Mary Palmer, Glenburn, Pa.
Eleanor Relyea. Washington. D. C.
Alice Seed, Greensboro. Ala.
Beatrice Sheldon, Pawtucket. R. I.
Helen Snyder. Mt. Vernon. N. Y.
Rocky Mount Club
Lou Spencer Avent
Mary Ruth Divine
A Sacred Spot
(Henrietta Morgan. '18. E \ II)
Todays have glided into yesterdays.
And years have passed, swift-winged— three-score and ten of them and five.
A host of nights have brought their stars and shades,
A host of days their "good to be alive": —
Some gay with Summer's flowers and light.
Some dark with Winter's long, gray shroud.
Still among the dim, blue Southern hills
There lies a spot whose birth is lost in days of Auld Lang Syne,
A School, a seat of Virtue. Love and Truth;
To those who lingered once about it. now a wayside shrine,
A place to honor days of long ago.
Why does this spot survive the flight of years?
And many youthful steps still travel 'long its cool green paths?
The oaks stand forth in kingly strength and might-
Dark and sharp amid the glow of Winter Even's sunset baths,
Or still and peaceful 'neath the wealth of spring.
The greenness of the dark, dim Summer wood?
As thus they nestle 'round this spot— this School —
How have those oaks stood straight and tall 'mid boasting roars of winds?
The things of God — they last forever —
The Rock of Worship, bound with clinging vines of truth; —
That's why the oaks and School have stood together.
Ye, who come from far and near to bring
Your love for what is bound about with cords of Truth,
Bethink you of your common sod: —
Behold the Stars and Stripes of this, your Native Land.
And see your School, your Country, and your God.
(Second Prize Verses in the Anniversary Contest.)
The Calendar, 1916-17
Seventy-fifth Opening of St. Mary's
Reception to New Girls. Parlor. 8:00
Alpha Rho Reception. Muse Room, 8:30
Faculty Reception. Parlor, 4 to 6
E. A. P. Reception. Muse Room. 8:30
Bloomer Party. "Gym." 4:00
Sigma Lambda Reception. Muse Room. 8:30
State Fair Day
Faculty Recital. Miss Davis. Auditorium. 8:00
Annual Track Meet
Halloween Party. Gymnasium. 8:30
Founders' Day. All Saints' Day
Senior-Sophomore Party. Muse Room. 8:00
Junior-Freshman Party. Parlor. 8:00
First Peace-St. Mary's Concert. The Tollefsen Trio.
Muse Party. Muse Room.
First Basketball Game
"Circus." Gymnasium. 8:00
Faculty Recital, piano. Misses Seymour. Shields and Thompson.
dorn and Mr. Owen, accompanists
Maude Adams in "The Little Minister." Academy of Music
Russian Symphony Orchestra. City Auditorium
Peace-St. Mary's Concert. Miss Llora Hoffman
Bazaar for Belgian Relief Fund. Parlor
Operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience.'
Kindersymphonie. Auditorium, 8:00
Christmas Tree. Gymnasium
School began after the Holidays
Lee's Birthday. Inter-Society Meeting. Pi
Muse Entertainment. Muse Room
Paderewski Concert, City Auditorium
Freshman Party to Juniors. Parlor, 8:00
Sophomore Party to Seniors. Muse Room, 8;00
Dance. Parlor, 8:00
C arolina Dramatic Club. "Old Cronies. "The Glittering Gate." "Food"
Maude Powell Concert. City Auditorium, 8:30
Faculty Reception to Mrs. Bickett
Carolina Glee Club
Indoor Meet. Dramatic Club Play. "All of a Sudden Peggy"
Colonial Ball. Parlor. 8:30
Peace-St. Mary's Concert. Mr. Rudolph Reuter, Pianist
Ash Wednesday. Lenten Quiet Begins
Alfred Noyes Reading. Meredith College
Spring Track Meet
First Inter-Society Debate. Sigma Lambda-Alpha Rho
Bishop's Visit for Confirmation
Easter Egg Hunt, Grove, 7:00
Patriotic Mass Meeting. City Auditorium
Muse Lawn Party
Certificate Recital. Katharine Parker Drane. Piano. Auditorium, 8:30
Second Inter-Society Debate. E. A. P. -Alpha Rho
Muse Entertainment. Mr. Bowen, Sleight of Hand Performance. Auditorium,
Certificate Recital. Sara Littlcjohn Rawlings, Piano. Auditorium, 8:30
"First Aid'' Examination, 7:30
"School Party." Parlor. 8:13
Diploma Recital. Martha Boardman Wright. Piano
Third Inter-Society Debate. Sigma Lambda-E. A. P.
May Music Festival
Certificate Recital. Aline Edmonds Hughes. Elocution
Alumna? Day. Seventy-fifth Anniversary Celebration
Certificate Recital. Frances Bennett Hillman, Piano
Annual Chorus Recital. Auditorium, 8:15
May 27. Sunday: Commencement Sermon. Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D., Bishop of East Carolina
May 28. Monday: Class Day Exercises. Grove, 11:00
Annual Exhibit of the Art Department. Studio, 3:00
Annual Alumna? Meeting. Parlor, 4:30
Annual Concert. Auditorium. 8:30
Rector's Reception. Parlor, 9:30
May 29, Tuesday: Graduation Exercises. Auditorium. 11:00
Annual Address. Hon. Thomas W. Bickett. Governor of North Carolina
Closing Exercises in the Chapel
Program of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of
St. Mary's School
FRIDAY. MAY I !
8:30 p. m., In the Auditorium
Invocation Bishop Cheshire
St. Mary's Hymn Choral Class
Welcome and Introduction Bishop Cheshire
Address Dr. William S. Currell, President of the University of South Carolina
Address Miss Emihe Watts McVea, '84, President of Sweetbrier College
Kipling's "Recessional" (DeKoven) The Choir
Benediction Bishop Cheshire
Alma Mater The School
SATURDAY, MAY 12
8:00 a. m. In the Chapel
Celebration of the Holy Communion
The Rector, Celebrant
9:00 a. m. Breakfast in Clement Hall
10:30 a. m. In the Auditorium.
Anniversary Meeting of the Literary Societies
1. Song: "In a Grove of Stately Oak Trees"
2. Historical Sketch: "Three Scenes in the Life of St. Mary's" Katharine Drane. 2 A
3. Poem: "A Sacred Spot" Henrietta Morgan. E A Tl
a. Happy and innocent
b. To find Mr. Cruikshank
c. In the Old Swing on Senior Hall
5. Poem: "The Thirteen Originals" Aline Hughes, A P
6. Song: "The Time Has Come for Us to Graduate" Senior Class
The Power of Personality Aline Hughes, A P
Dr. Aldert Smedes Alice Latham, E A II
Saint Mary's Annie H. Robinson, 2 A
8. Poem: "The Chapel," by Annie S. Cameron, '16 Ethel Yates, '17
9. Song: "Alma Mater"
2:00 p. m. In Clement Hall
5:00 p. m. In the Grove
8:30 p. m. In the Auditorium
The Chorus Class in Gilbert and Sullivan's Opera, "Patience"
Colonel Calverley f Miss Mary Neal
Major Murgatroyd \ Officers of Dragoon Guards - Miss Sara Rawlings
Lieut. Duke of Dunstable J [ Miss Audrey Stone
Reginald Bunthorne (a fleshly poet) Miss Marion' Thompson
Archibald Grosvenor (an idyllic poet) Miss Anita Smith
The Lady Angela J Miss Margaret Marston
The Lady Saphir D , *„ • , Miss Aline Hughes
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Ihe Lady Llla F I Miss Helen McNeill
The Lady Jane | Miss Rubie Thorn
Patience (a dairy maid) , Miss Ella Pender
Twenty Lovesick Maidens, Dragoon Guards, etc.
The Anniversary Pageant
The Festival Procession
Eleanor Rclyea, '17, Leader; Katharine Drane, '18: Estelle Ravenel. '19; Adelaide Boylston; Isabel Jones
The Leader speaks the Prologue written by Annie Cameron, 16
Departments of School Work Presented by the Students
Music, Art. English and Expression, German, French, Latin. Mathematics. Science. Bible, History. Physical
Education, Domestic Art and Science, Business
Periods in the Life of St. Mary's presented by the Alumnae
"The Original Thirteen." 1842; Group presenting 1860's; Group presenting 1870's; Group presenting 1880's;
Group presenting 1890's; Literary Societies. 1899; Sororities, 1901-1912; Alumnae Groups, 1910-1916.
1. Figure Drills
2. Representatives of the Music Department; Dance and Song — "In the Time of Roses"
3. (a) Wand Drill
(b) Esthetic Dance: Moonlight Caprice
4. Representation of the Art Department in Living Pictures
5. Singing Game: Mowing the Barley
6. "La Derniere Classe (Dramatized and arranged from the story of Alphonse Daudet)
Hamel, a French schoolmaster Ruble Thorn
Odile. his daughter Bessie Folk
Otto, a German schoolmaster Mildred Collins
Hauser Beatrice Sheldon
Frantz Ruth Gebert
Sophie Mary Wilson
A Postman Josephine Myers
Louise Virginia Pottle
Pupils and Parents
Time: 1872. Place: A country school in Alsace-Lorraine
8. Morris Jig
9. Minuet — Alumnae
10. "Flowers of the South." A waltz written for and dedicated to St. Mary's girls by Gustav Blessner, 1844
11. "Winter's Tale." Act IV. Scenes III and IV
Polixenes. King of Bohemia Evelyn Moss
Camillo. a Lord of Sicily Alice Latham
Florizel, Prince of Bohemia Helen Laughinghouse
Old Shepherd, reputed father of Perdita . Nancy Woolford
Clown, his son Annie Robinson
Autolycus. a rogue Mary Neal
Servant Eva Pee 1c
Perdita. Princess of Sicily, reputed a shepherdess Frances Cheatham
Mopsa 1 cl l j i Ella Pender
p. r ■ shepherdesses » i- c j
Dorcas J r I Alice oeed
Epilogue Virginia C. Allen
Other Servants, shepherdesses, shepherds, herdsmen
Scene III: A road near the Shepherd's cottage. Scene IV: The Shepherd's cottage: a rustic feast
12. "Evening" (Lucantoni) . Alumnae Trio: Mrs. A. L. Baker, Mrs. T. M. Ashe. Mrs.James Briggs, Jr.
13. (a) Flag Drill
(b) "The Star Spangled Banner"
Neatest— Most Athletic
Most Influential— Best Ail-Round
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A most charming tabter named Pratt
Loved to chatter as well as to tat;
But though chatting while tatting
And tatting while chatting,
She was sure to be smiling, that Pratt.
Nellie Rose at daybreak,
Nellie Rose at noon.
Nellie Rose, you may be sure, at night;
Should Nellie cease to rise
'Twould cause us all surprise.
But Anne would have a really truly fright.
Of course you've seen a house fly cross a river,
You may have heard a living Laughing house,
But tell me if you dare,
What's neither here nor there —
Have you ever seen a Henrietta mouse?
Arlene's a leading tennis sharp.
Alleyne loves Senior Hall.
The Infirmary without Susan Smilh
Could hardly run at all.
Butler haunts the Library,
Seems to like the books;
Annie at the crushes
'S casting scornful looks;
A. Taylor in the Grill Room,
Cooks and cooks and cooks.
Louise is fond of dollies
And Cattie likes a drum.
But B. Folk loves to sit behind
Alice had a little book,
A Red Cross Book, you know.
And everywhere that Alice went
That book was sure to go.
To classes, dinner, shopping, lunch,
It was against the rule.
But pass she must that dread exam.
Or mortify the School.
The Follies of 1917
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"A little more sleep, a little more slumber." — The Cry at Breakfast
"Better late than never."— The Monthly Muse
"Youth comes but once in a lifetime." — S. 0. C.
"In came Mrs. Fessiwig. one vast, substantial smile." — Rubie Thorn
"Tomorrow is, ah! whose?' — The Juniors
"Faithful to the memory of my ancestors." — Senior Hall, Room ?
"In cash most justly paid." — On Pay Day
"Yet that is but a crush d necessity. — S. Rawlings s Flowers
"I know not where to find thee." — The Lost Bell
"Let every man be master of his time." — F. Butler
"With strange and several noises, — roaring, shrieking, howling-
Diversity of sounds were we awak'd"~By A. & M. on Election Night
"Sighed and looked, and sighed again." —At the Forbidden Circus Tents
"I hate to tell again a tale once told." — Mr. Stone
"March on, my fellows!" — Miss Barton in Gym. Class
"The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another." — Susan Smith
"Say, are you not larger than you are?"— P. Stiles
"Nay, she must bear you company." — The Chaperone
"By my life, this is against our pleasure. — Restriction
"What a host our ladies will have of these trim vanities." — Lacey. Wright, and Ivey.
"And then let's dream
Who's best in favor" — of A. Robinson
"Nature craves — " Ice Cream on Thursdays
"And the detention of long-since-due-debts"— from Book-Money
"Charms the forest with her tale." — M. Richardson
"That thing you speak of, I took it for a man." — The Library Burglar
To St. Mary's Chapel
Annie Sutton Cameron, 16
Once more within thy sacred walls
We meet, but not alone.
The hearts of all who held thee dear
Meet with us here as one.
We feel their silent blessing
Upon us as we pray.
The hopes and prayers that once were theirs
Still live in us today.
For thee they labored, thee they strove.
They loved thee and passed on.
Leaving to us an heritage
Of all that they had won.
A sacred charge they gave us
In trust divine and deep.
Thine honor and thy name they left
For us to guard and keep.
Thou art to us the token
Of that we hold most dear.
Mute bond of love unbroken,
Thy sheltering arms we near.
Thou dost our love enkindle.
Our loyal hearts enroll
In kinship stronger than of blood.
The kinship of the soul.
And through the discord of the world.
Thy music rising clear.
Dispels the doubt that once we had,
Casts out our craven fear.
Hopes by defeat once shattered
And sullied with the dust,
We pledge again at thy dear name.
In holy love and trust.
Like these who loved and labored,
Led by thy steadfast light.
We pass from thee with strengthened hands
To battle for the right.
And as we strive to follow
The pathway they have trod,
We pray God's Peace be ever thine,
Oh little house of God.
Annual Muse Board
Virginia Caroline Allen
Virginia Caroline Allen
Virginia Pope Allen
Emma Hudgins Badham
Frances Howe Cheatham
Emma Hudgins Badham
Frances Howe Cheatham
Sara Louise Wood
Assistant Business Managers
Alice Cohn Latham
Eva Irene Peele
Annie Huske Robinson
Nellie Cooper Rose
Rubie Logan Thorn
Ethel Caroline Yates
Here then, old friend, we "Finis" write.
Perhaps you're glad, we hope you're sad
At closing down this cover —
Not because you pathos find
Or anything of tears the mover,
But just because we hope you mind
I hat "Sixtcen-Seventeen" fun is over.
Photographs by Horton, Raleigh
Engraving by Electric City Engraving Co., Buffalo
Edwards & Broughton Printing Co.
IV o C-oh 18200